CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION
If you have an upcoming surgery and have:
- symptoms of COVID-19 OR
- had contact with someone who is currently under observation or has a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19
please contact your surgeon to reschedule your surgery.
Stony Point Surgery Center and MEDARVA West Creek Surgery Centers are not inpatient hospitals and therefore only perform scheduled surgeries. Unlike hospitals, we do not treat patients who are sick.
Below are some of the measures taken by MEDARVA Stony Point Surgery Center to ensure your safety and that of our staff and surgeons.
- All patients and accompanying family members are required to wear a mask while inside our facilities.
- Limiting access to the building to ensure a safe distance can be maintained between individuals
- Only one visitor is allowed per patient, others will be asked to wait in their car
- For pediatric patients, only parents are allowed
- No children under the age of 18 will be allowed to enter the facility as a visitor.
- Every individual entering the building is being screened by a team of clinical staff
- This includes all staff and physicians being monitored daily
- Triaging for any symptoms by our nursing staff
- No patients of our adjoining Medical Office Building are being permitted access to the Surgery Center
- Increased availability of hand sanitizer and mask stations, which have been placed throughout the building and at every entrance for patients and visitors to use as they enter
- Clinical and Materials Teams have worked diligently to ensure a sufficient supply of cleaning and sanitizing materials and personal protective equipment (PPE)
Important Information Regarding
Ambulatory Surgery Centers and COVID-19
ASCs can continue to provide safe surgical care for patients whose condition cannot wait until the health care system returns to normal operations.
ASCA's Federal Outreach Efforts
Cleaning COVID-19: How long it can last on your home's surfaces
CDC recommends disinfecting 'high-touch' areas
Posted from CDC: 9:49 PM, Mar 31, 2020
As coronavirus cases rise in the U.S. and more people are staying home, health experts recommend disinfecting surfaces you touch every day to prevent the spread of the virus.
First, there’s a big difference between cleaning, or removing dirt and grime, and disinfecting, which involves killing germs.
Also important to note is the fact that COVID-19 transmits primarily through close contact with others and through droplets, not contact with contaminated surfaces.
Droplets can come from coughing, sneezing and breathing, and they can land on the noses and mouths of other people to further spread the virus, according to experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
Still, according to the National Institute of Health and the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, coronavirus can live on:
- Glass for four days.
- Plastic and stainless steel for three days.
- Cardboard for 24 hours.
- Copper for four hours.
The World Health Organization says it’s still unlikely that you would catch COVID-19 from touching a package or your mail. That’s because your deliveries have most likely been moved, and as it travels, it’s been exposed to different conditions and temperatures.
And historically speaking, copper has been used in hospitals as an effective way to ward off illness since viruses can’t survive long on copper.
To protect yourself from coronavirus, the CDC recommends disinfecting “high-touch” areas, including:
- Door handles
- Light switches
- Mobile devices and tablets
- Remote controls
You can find more surfaces you should clean and EPA-approved cleaning products on the CDC’s coronavirus webpage here.
But to reiterate, the coronavirus is not surface-oriented. The best way to avoid contracting COVID-19 is to avoid the droplets that transmit it, and the best way to avoid those is to keep your distance from others and stay inside.